Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Dining aboard any Royal Caribbean ship is truly a fine culinary experience that you will not want to miss! Royal Caribbean is proud to offer an array of dining options aboard every ship to satisfy the appetites of even the most discriminating of guests.
Located on every Royal Caribbean ship, the main dining room offers the utmost in world-class dining and entertainment. You can choose from a variety of options for each course, from appetizers and entrees, to mouthwatering deserts. At the time you complete your reservation, or upon your arrival on the ship, you will be assigned a dinner table for the duration of your cruise based on your seating preferences and availability. The seating is open during breakfast and lunch. Though every ship offers a main dining room, many ships feature a dining room that spans multiple stories, with an individual name for each one. This is especially true on the larger Voyager-class family of ships.
Dining offered on all Royal Caribbean Ships allows guests the opportunity to satisfy just about any craving they may have. In addition to the stunning, 2-story main dining room, specialty eateries such as Portofino’s Italian Café, The Windjammer Café, The Colony Club, Johnny Rocket’s 50’s-style diner, the classic Chops Grille, the Sea View Café, and Café Promenade, all encourage passengers to indulge on everything from fine Italian cuisine and filet mignon, to burgers, steaks, salads, seafood, hot dogs, apple pie, pizza, ice cream, and onion rings!
Going for an exciting but slightly more casual night out? The menu at Jade is an eclectic, contemporary fusion of Thai, Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and Indian cuisines. The results of this dynamic hybrid are dishes such as Tom Kha Gai, Chicken Coconut Shrimp, Ebi Ni Drunken Prawns with sake, along with more traditional dishes like Shanghai noodles and Sushi. A variety of beverages from the Orient like plum wine, green tea, and Asian beers are also available to complement these amazing, innovative dishes.
Take in the charm of a sophisticated wine bar, or indulge in a mouth-watering dish of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, offered on select ships! Royal Caribbean also offers an excellent, but limited room service menu available to you 24 hours a day, as well as a variety of specialty menus for those passengers with specific eating/dietary requirements, including Kosher, diabetic, low-fat, and low-carb options. It is preferable that any special dietary requests be made prior to the day of embarkation.
Drink Packages are an economical way to enjoy Royal Caribbean’s extensive specialty drink menu, and you only have to pay one small fee, one time! Visit any of the numerous bars and lounges, and the package will be charged to your SeaPass account. Then each time you want a drink, simply show your special SeaPass card as you normally would when ordering a drink. This convenient feature allows kids to enjoy unlimited soda or juice. For adults, there’s a soda and juice package and a wine and dine package, which includes a bottle of wine each evening at dinner.
Dress on all Royal Caribbean ships is quite casual. There will always be at least one formal night, depending on the length of your sailing, where most men wear suits/ties and women usually wear a nice dress or cocktail gown. Otherwise, smart casual attire is just fine. A couple of nights during your cruise may be themed, so you would dress accordingly for these special evenings.
Celebrity Cruise Lines
Celebrity Cruise Lines offers an array of dining options like nothing else available at sea today! Featuring one-of-a-kind creations from world-renowned master chef Michel Roux, dining on Celebrity Cruises is not just a necessity, but an experience all in itself. Everything served in any dining establishment is made completely from scratch. No ready-made or commercially produced foods are ever used under any circumstance. Even sauces and dressings are made fresh everyday. Treats like ice cream and pizza are homemade as well!
The individual needs of all Celebrity passengers are catered to with special menus and “cooked-to-order” options such as a salad bar, pasta bar, and omelet station. Lunch and dinner menus in the restaurant always feature vegetarian and light fare. “Lean and Light” menu selections are all made to meet the standards recommended by the American Diabetes Association and the American Cancer Society for reduced fat content, children’s menus, and Pacific Northwest specialties. The kitchen will also prepare diabetic, low-sodium, low-fat, low-cholesterol and lactose-free meals for guests who request them, ideally prior to embarkation. Children’s and Kosher menus are also available.
Expect Five-Star attention with white-gloved service in the elegant main dining rooms, or choose from a number of casual and specialty restaurants serving unique, delicious cuisine that is sure to appease your taste buds. Delectable delights including Sushi, pizza, pasta, healthy Spa Café selections, themed lunch buffets, and soup/salad/sandwich bars can all be found here. Afternoon Tea is also served daily. Once a week, Elegant Tea is held in which waiters with trolley trays serve several flavors and blends of tea, accompanied by exquisite tea sandwiches and pastries. Yum!
Celebrity’s Gourmet Bites is offered three nights of each seven-night cruise as an alternative to late-night buffets. White-gloved waiters serve large selections of specialty gourmet dishes in all lounges and public areas, along with carving stations set up on the Casual Dining Boulevard. Once during every cruise, on formal night, Celebrity’s Gala Buffet presents handmade ice carvings and elaborate displays. Three Midnight Buffets on average per cruise offer regional cuisine that corresponds to the beautiful and magnificent destinations being visited on that particular cruise.
Celebrity’s Aqua Spa Cafe, featured on all Millennium-Class ships, offers spa-goers a unique selection of delicious and healthy foods throughout the day. After a hard workout or invigorating spa treatment, quench your thirst with a fresh fruit smoothie or enjoy a colorful salad topped with crisp vegetables. From fresh seafood and lean meats to soups, salads and fruits, the Aqua Spa Café offers something to satisfy the cravings of just about anyone aboard.
Celebrity Cruises evening dress codes include three typical types: formal, casual and informal. The daily program, delivered to your stateroom daily and available at the Guest Relations Desk, will be your guide to the appropriate evening attire for that particular day. For breakfast and lunch, jeans, shorts and casual daywear are allowed in all dining venues before 6:00pm. After 6:00pm, this attire is allowed only in casual restaurants and cafés. Formal wear is available for rental aboard all Celebrity ships.